Thanks to Empire we have a new photo from director Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It features Benicio Del Toro's character known as DJ. He's one of those shady characters who will be playing both sides. The character was initially described as follows:
“DJ is an enigmatic figure whose tattered, threadbare clothes and lackadaisical attitude conceal a sharp mind and expert skills.”
We also know that he will be a part of the mission involving Finn and Rose as they embark on on a journey to the wealthy, gambling resort city of Canto Bight. DJ is also said to be a "slicer" and John Boyega previously explained:
“We just need a codebreaker and he’s the best in the galaxy. Unfortunately, he’s very dodgy and only in it for financial gain. He doesn’t fight for any side."
We now have a bit more information on the type of person that DJ is. While talking to Empire, Del Toro said:
"This character could come straight out of a Bob Dylan or Tom Waites song, or even a Dostoyevsky novel. He’s like something out of Dickens; there have been characters like him in all kinds of literature. He’s like a knife: if you grab him by the blade, he’ll cut you. If you grab him by the handle, he can be very, very useful."
I love that description of DJ being like a knife! He sounds like a very intriguing character and I'm looking forward to seeing how his story arc plays out in the film.